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Old 09-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Savox SC-1252MG for Touring Cars?

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After eight years of use, my Futaba S9550 bit the dust, so i just ordered the new Savox sc-1252mg servo from amainhobbies.. Hope made a good decision. This is for my serpent S411 TE to run on a medium size carpet track.

Anyone using this new Savox servo on their Touring car at the moment? How is it compared to the SC-1251mg? From my research, i found that the 1251mg has more torque than the 1252mg but the 1252 is faster. Does higher torque make a difference in on-road cars? or is it better to have faster servo?

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Generally speaking, you want a higher speed servo for on road. A lot of torque is not necessary.

If you're just starting out with touring car, 1252MG will be fine. However, once you get better, you may find yourself with the desire to upgrade to something like a futaba or KO. There have been some reports of glitchiness with savox's
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you might need an external bec or capacitor. depending on the esc.
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you might need an external bec or capacitor. depending on the esc.
I thought you needed the external BEC or capacitor on bigger power hungry motors like in 1/8 buggies. I will be running a stock blinky 17.5 class with savox sc1252 connected to my ORCA VRITRA VXX COMPETITION ESC. I don't think that should be a problem?
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Id get the 1251mg over this one. High speed and adequate torque. I was tempted by this one but its much less torque than the 1251 so your car might wander a little.
Savox is perfectly fine. You might need a cap with some futaba and most spectrum systems but ive never needed one with airtronics.
As for upgrading to other brands, Im pretty sure thats all in the head.
This servo can be a little noisy but its performace and quality is excellent. And at only $65!
You definitely wont be losin races due to this servo.
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Id get the 1251mg over this one. High speed and adequate torque. I was tempted by this one but its much less torque than the 1251 so your car might wander a little.
Savox is perfectly fine. You might need a cap with some futaba and most spectrum systems but ive never needed one with airtronics.
As for upgrading to other brands, Im pretty sure thats all in the head.
This servo can be a little noisy but its performace and quality is excellent. And at only $65!
You definitely wont be losin races due to this servo.
Hey valk, what do you mean by the car wandering a Littlle because of less torque?
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If you hit a rut or bump that deflects the wheel, or the standing torque isnt enough the car can veer or bumpsteer quite a lot. I tried to run a 1-12 servo once as it was all i had spare. Car was all over te place
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I run one of these in my mi5 and its fine, its fast, its precise and doesnt need a BEC or whatever, zero brown outs.. running on a ko propo with 2.4ghz module
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I run a 1251 in 4 cars I use a spectrum DX3 and I have no glich problem the only thing is in my 417 the servo won't go lock to lock using a servo saver on the servo. It goes 95% to lock. But since I don't need that much steering it is no biggy!
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had mine on the touring car for over a year, running without a servo saver, no issues Love it!
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had mine on the touring car for over a year, running without a servo saver, no issues Love it!
Great. This is what I like to hear...
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I thought you needed the external BEC or capacitor on bigger power hungry motors like in 1/8 buggies. I will be running a stock blinky 17.5 class with savox sc1252 connected to my ORCA VRITRA VXX COMPETITION ESC. I don't think that should be a problem?
Hi there, a bit late response but I can tell you I have used the 1252 with the ORCA VRITRA VXX ESC in my Xray T4 with a ORCA 5.5T motor. And the servo works flawlessly.

No need on my system at least for a glitch buster or anything else. Servo is strong enough it seems and the car goes straight as an arrow on the stretches

(I use a Futuba 4PKS-R with the Futaba R614FF-E receiver)
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